Regulatory Guidance

TeleCommunications are subscription-based regulatory alerts, FCC reports, and webcasts from the Communications & Media Practice at Moss Adams LLP. These updates and analysis focus on issues and developments that have the potential to significantly impact small and midsize telecommunications carriers.

With experienced professionals throughout the country, including in Washington DC, who monitor and work directly with government agencies and industry associations, Telecommunications offers the most up-to-date data on these key topics:

  • FCC orders
  • FCC reporting requirements
  • Public notices
  • Notices of proposed rulemaking
  • New and revised Rural Utility Service (RUS) rules
  • Court decisions
  • Legislative developments

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Recent Topics

FCC Releases Status of RDOF Short-Form Applications; Corrections Due September 23rd | Moss Adams Alert – September 1, 2020
The FCC’s Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force has issued a Public Notice announcing the status of the 505 short-form applications submitted to participate in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction (Auction 904).  The short-form applications for Auction 904 have been reviewed by FCC staff and classified into two categories:  121 applications have been designated as complete and 384 applications have been designated as incomplete.   (Subscribe for more information)
Fiscal Year 2020 Regulatory Fees Due September 25th | FCC Report – September 2020
On September 4th, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing the opening of the Commission’s automated filing and payment system (Fee Filer) for FY 2020 regulatory fees.  On August 31st, the FCC released the FY 2020 Regulatory Fees Report and Order.  FCC licensees and regulatees should consult this Order for specific information concerning the Commission’s regulatory fee process, the methodology for calculating FY 2020 regulatory fees, and FY 2020 regulatory fee obligations.  While the FY 2020 fees won’t become effective until the Report and Order is published in the Federal Register, payments can be submitted at any time before the effective date of the rules is announced.  Regulatory fee payments must be received by the FCC no later than 11:59 pm ET on September 25th.   (Subscribe for more information)
FCC Further Extends Lifeline Program Waivers Until November 30th | FCC Report – September 2020
On August 17th, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released an Order extending, until November 30th, all of its previous waivers of the Lifeline program rules governing recertification, reverification, general de-enrollment, subscriber usage, and income documentation.  (See the May 2020 and June 2020 issues of the FCC Report for details on the previous waivers.)  These waivers were adopted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Bureau will continue to monitor the situation to determine whether any additional extension is appropriate.   (Subscribe for more information)

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